Inspired Creations – 60s Mod Wedding Inspiration

The week’s final Inspired Creations Contest entry before the weekend is so incredibly fun, it’s really the perfect way to kick off Friday morning. It’s bold, colorful, a little quirky and full of energy, a unique inspiration shoot with a decided 60s mod feel that was styled, art directed and photographed by Nicole Pfeiffer. She teamed up with The Saginaw Art Museum, Paper Platypus and Designs by Noelle for a result that is fiercely hip and undeniably fun.






vintage-inspired-60s-wedding-mod-styleInspired by vintage 60s mod style, Nicole designed the shoot using an updated color palette of mustard yellow, gray, silver and black. She used the clean lines of the architecture at The Saginaw Art Museum to help shape her vision, keeping ease and accessibility in mind as she gathered assorted dinnerware, accessories and trinkets to pull the look together. For the table Nicole collected an assortment of objects in fun shapes and colors, with the occasional pop of zebra print pattern to keep it a touch unexpected.





vintage-inspired-yellow-black-white-gray-weddingThe photo booth elements were all about fun, ranging from hand drawn lips on a stick to whimsical Halloween masks. The bride and bridesmaid wore authentic 60s-era vintage dresses and stylish accessories like colorful tights, chunky owl-shaped necklaces and beaded headbands that I just adore. The idea of sourcing things locally and reusing old, found objects is reflected throughout the shoot. I love the bold, colorful paper flower bouquets from Paper Platypus and the pretty hand lettering of Designs by Noelle carried throughout the stationery design.






modern-yellow-wedding-bouquetPretty incredible, right? I love Nicole’s focus on collecting vintage wares and repurposed objects for a funky and fresh, budget-friendly look that’s really easy and simple to recreate. A few weekends roving local flea markets, antique shops and garage sales would get the job done. And using a museum or another venue with great lines and a neutral color palette is a great foundation when planning an event. Thank you so much, Nicole, for assembling your insanely talented team to create this stunning design for the Inspired Creations Contest!

Vendors + Participants:

Photography/Styling – Nicole Pfeiffer
Venue – The Saginaw Art Museum
Graphic Design – Designs by Noelle
Paper Flowers – Paper Platypus
Bride – Jessica Day
Bridesmaid – Tina Pietrzyk
Hair/Makeup – Amanda Abraham

{Photos by Nicole Pfeiffer Photography.}



love this – so quirky, and grey and yellow are a fab combo
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Thank you so much for the great article on these images, you really expressed the theme and idea!

i love this.. the yellow & grey combo so perfect together.

Are there DIY instructions for the paper folded stands?! If so, please post!!!
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The photos turned out in such a beautiful neutral palette, and he changing focus on each picture gives a bit of mystery to the location, people, and event occurring. I fell in love with the items added to each scene to give a modern pop. Love it. Great job Nicole.


I love this! The little dog adds in interesting touch! Nicole has definitely done her work in preparation for this shoot. She should be commended.


I love this look! Its bold, creative, and unique!


I love her style! I would have her design my wedding theme anytime! I loved the table decorations! It adds a unique touch.

I have never seen mustard and gray themed so elegantly. Very chic. Great shoot!


I absolutely love this shoot. From the concept of the shoot, photo angles, table decor, wedding colour/theme, right down to the dog… Nicole captured a truly one of a kind wedding moment that would awe inspire any bride and groom to be. I can’t wait to see more of her work.


The attention to detail is exquisite. Even something as simple as the gray nail polish, everything seems to flow. The color scheme is very mod and if you didn’t know better you would swear it was a shoot from the 60’s. Very nice work!

Also to note, that by having a venue that has tables/chairs like this – a somewhat decorative item – you don’t need to use tablecloths or chair swags. Which is super eco-friendly because you don’t have to have them all washed after the event!!

This shoot is bananas! I am so feeling the cool 60’s Mod look. Damn this is hot! BANANAS!

I lvoe the zebra and the xoxo stamps. great touches.

great colors!! the photography was create and fun – complementing the design work perfectly. great job team!!


Everything looks so put together. I really dig the vintage yet modern feel of the colors and the table setting. The Masks on the couple were a very unexpected and interesting idea for a bride and groom. Great job!


Everything is lovely! I love the invites and the paper patterns!


I totally love this unique style. The photos turned out in such a beauliful palette.
Great job Nicole.


I love it! Very retro. I’ve never seen this color scheme used so elegantly before. Great use of varying shots and expressions. Amazing results!


Every little detail was executed perfectly in this photo shoot! I love the theme and how well everything worked together. Nicole did a subpurb job!!

This came together so well! It looks fabulous. Love it! :)
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Christy Long

Perfect colors, props, and accessories make for a completely mod scene! Everything works so well to compliment and fit the theme to a tee. Its adorable and posh at the same time. I really enjoy it!

I love the idea that you can keep the paper flower bouquet long after the event! You can perhaps use it as a decorative piece in your home. Many times, fake flowers look “fake” and get “dusty” looking, and I remember not being able to enjoy my real bouquet. It died while I was on my honeymoon :( Some of the bouquets even look pretty rough by the end of the evening depending on the flowers used and I think the paper would be more resilient. I desperately wanted hydrangeas until I realized how quickly they droop and need water almost instantly after the ceremony! Who wants to babysit their bouquet for the night? I wanted to dance!


Gorgeous photos. Very unique and vibrant!


I love this wedding style. I’m getting married in a year and was looking for inspiration. All I can say in amazing.


I had a blast being involved in this shoot. Nicole put so much thought into this wedding idea. She had every detail planned out. I consider myself creative and she puts me to shame. Nicole put color, design and textures to work, and boy did it pay off.

I am head over heels for this color combo. The details are fantastic, and I love the yellow letters!
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this is so fantastic!
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I LOVE THE DESIGNS. I wish I had known about that invitation designer when I got married – she would’ve done an amazing job on my invites. I mean, I loved mine, but these look AMAZING!

I LOVE this color scheme and the retro feel of the whole thing. I wish I could see more of the invitation suite. Beautiful!
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Way to pull a theme together without being overdone!


I love this theme, its not overdone as i feel many wedding themes are. wish i could see more of the invite i dig it!!

Becky Overholt

I absolutely love the invitations! Love the color, the style, they are just awesome! =)

Tosha Cole

This is amazing!! What a great job with all the hand picked and hand made items. And the photography, of course, is amazing as well :) Great job Nicole!!


Very artistic shots and great color scheme. Nicole is very talented and eccentric! Love it!

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